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Mount Rushmore faces finally washed

From: AP Worldstream  |  Date: 7/31/2005  |  Author: The Associated Press

The Associated Press
AP Worldstream
07-31-2005
Dateline: MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, South Dakota
You may not be able to tell the difference, but the presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore have had their faces washed for the first time since they were carved in stone more than 65 years ago.

Workers removed decades of dirt, grime and invasive lichens, which had begun digging roots into the stone images of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. The three-week-long project was ...

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